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Emily McKay

Emily T. McKay (Tomassi)

Sunday, July 25, 1926 - Saturday, April 4, 2020
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Obituary

EMILY T. McKAY
July 25, 1926 – April 4, 2020
Central Valley, NY

Emily T. McKay, of Central Valley, NY entered into eternal rest on April 4, 2020 at The Valley View Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Goshen, NY with her beloved daughter by her side. She was 93 years old.

The daughter of the late James Tomassi and Mary (Looney) Tomassi, Emily was born on July 25, 1926 in the Bronx, NY.

After graduating from High School, Emily went to work for NY Telephone Company before becoming a Real Estate Broker. Emily McKay Real Estate was a successful business that spanned over 50 years from Tallman and Suffern, NY to Highland Mills, NY, where she was joined by her dear friend Irene Thornton. Emily was a member of the Church of St. Patrick in Highland Mills.

Emily a.k.a. the “Cash Word Scratch off Queen” was a fixture at Jay’s Deli where she could be found in the dining room affectionately holding court with her loving followers. She was an avid crocheter who enjoyed gifting her blankets to those she loved. Emily would never pass up an opportunity to go to Atlantic City. But her biggest pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart. She will be missed beyond words by all that knew and loved her.

Emily was predeceased by her loving husband: Richard “Dick” McKay in 1993. She is survived by her adoring and devoted daughter: Colleen Pearce of Central Valley, NY; her stepson: Richard McKay; her granddaughter: Tracie (Pearce) Foster and her husband Jason; her grandson: Jay Pearce and his wife Renee; her beloved great grandchildren: Jessie, Jake and Jaylyn Foster and Lincoln and Andie Pearce; her loving niece: Karen Monti Lindo; her caring and devoted nephew: Ed McKay; her “second” daughter: Laurel Wentink; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Emily was predeceased by her sister: Mary (Mamie); brother: John; and her stepson: Robert (Bobby) McKay. Emily was also predeceased by her canine fur babies: Penny, Muffin and Siete; and her feline companions: Sam and Nyles. She leaves behind to be loved by her family: Sam, Sasha and Kitty.

A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd at Cemetery of the Highlands, 634-640 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY. Due to the public health concerns of the coronavirus (covid-19), all attendees are requested to remain in their vehicles at all times.

Memorial Contributions in Emily’s name may be made to the Town of Woodbury Animal Shelter, 71 Schunnemunk Road, Highland Mills, NY 10930.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to www.Quigleybros.com
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Cemetery of the Highlands
    Address
    634-640 Route 32
    HIGHLAND MILLS, NY 10930
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    Notes
    A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd at Cemetery of the Highlands, 634-640 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY. Due to the public health concerns of the coronavirus (covid-19), all attendees are requested to remain in their vehicles at all times.
  • Interment

    Location
    Cemetery of the Highlands, Inc.
    Address
    634-640 Route 32
    HIGHLAND MILLS, NY 10930
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the public health concerns of the coronavirus (covid-19), all attendees are requested to remain in their vehicles at all times.

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Donations are being accepted for: Town of Woodbury Animal Shelter.

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Viki Bissinger

Posted at 10:40am
We first met Emily when we were looking for homes to buy in Highland Mills.
Within a few months she found us a perfect place to call home. We moved into HM in 1986 and still reside there. We quickly became part of the Jays Deli family. We we always cherish the memories💖Godspeed Emily 💖
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Patti & Jim Mooney

Posted at 12:06pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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William J Burbage

Posted at 09:00am
I am saddened to learn of Emily’s passing and will remember her always in my daily Prayers. William J. Burbage
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Stacy Kwiatkowski

Posted at 08:39am
I plant this tree in honor of you Emily! Rest in peace my friend...
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Stacy Kwiatkowski Nelson

Posted at 08:35am
Remember working at Jay's in 1990 with Colleen and Al as the age and Emily working nextdoor I think in her real estate company. Grew up with you in town Emily and Jay's Deli since it was Kay's. RIP Emily, beloved angel. ❤🙏
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